Prince William shakes hands with London's Air Ambulance pilot, Neil JeffersWe are proud to have His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, as Patron of London’s Air Ambulance Charity. 

The Prince became our Patron in March 2020, after supporting the charity’s 30th anniversary in 2019, during which he flew with the crew to launch the 30 Years Saving Lives campaign and met staff and patients from the service at a number of fundraising events.

Through this experience and his own work as an air ambulance pilot, The Prince has seen first-hand the positive impact our rapid response treatment has for the most critically injured patients in London. 

We are honoured that The Prince of Wales has chosen to become Patron of London’s Air Ambulance charity after getting to know us last year. The Prince truly understands our work and knows that every second counts in an emergency. We know that with his help as well as the continued support of the public, our crews can reach those who need them most - serving the people of London 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
Jonathan Jenkins, CEO of London’s Air Ambulance Charity

During his patronage, the Prince has helped raise awareness for our cause by attending various fundraising occasions and picking the charity to be the beneficiary of sporting events, including the King’s Cup. 

In November 2021, he invited one of our consultants to speak at The Royal Foundation’s Emergency Services Mental Health Symposium; championing crew mental health.

In April 2022, Prince William spoke at our most successful ever fundraising gala – helping us raise over £1 million on the evening. These vital funds contributed to our Up Against Time appeal as we work on raising £15 million to replace our helicopter fleet by 2024.

In 2023, we launched a one-of-its-kind bereavement booklet - 12 memories of sudden and unexpected loss - in which 12 families came together with their most pertinent and treasured memories of losing a loved one suddenly and unexpectedly. Prince William kindly wrote the foreword for this important resource - you can download the booklet here.

On 7 February 2024, Prince William attended our black and white gala, which raised an outstanding £1.3 million, surpassing all previous galas. His inspiring speech helped encourage Londoners to support our life-saving charity, while we enter the final phase of our Up Against Time appeal. You can read more about the gala here.

It has been a pleasure and a privilege working alongside HRH The Prince of Wales, and we look forward to collaborating with him more in the future.

We are grateful to The Prince of Wales for backing us on our mission to save more lives in London.  Critical injury from road traffic incidents, falls from height, assaults and other injuries are the biggest killer of people aged under 40, however our advanced trauma doctor and paramedic teams are dedicated to saving patients whilst developing the potential of pre-hospital emergency medicine.
Medical Director, Dr. Tom Hurst
London, we need you. Time is running out to replace your life-saving helicopters.
Time is running out to replace your life-saving helicopters.